Chancellor Designs was founded as a home staging firm in 2007 and we've been building a reputation for creativity and collaboration ever since using our deep bench of experience to bring fresh, thoughtful design to the Pacific Northwest for 15 years.
Ruth Chancellor blazed her own trail in the relatively new industry of home staging which was largely unknown to the masses ("what exactly do you do?"). She had a a truck, some furnishings and a whole lot of grit and grace. Driven by a desire to combine her creative vision, business acumen, and unparalleled work ethic – with a guiding principal of being nice to work with. Today the home staging industry is thriving and we are proud to be an integral part of it.
Our team is customer service oriented with the ability to deliver superb staging services that ensure the final project reaches its vision.
Our mission is that when a project is finished, our clients are delighted with the process as well as the results.
Since 2007, Ruth has been at the helm of Chancellor Designs, one of the Portland-metro region’s most recognized and respected staging companies. During this time, Chancellor Designs helped builders, developers and homeowners sell thousands of homes. Through the years, the firm became known for its residential and commercial interior design services. Ruth attributes the company’s success to her love of interior design, her experience as a business analyst, her interest in real estate and to “just being nice.” Ruth and her husband Randy enjoy urban living in Portland’s South Waterfront District. For fun, Ruth loves travel, drinking good wine and enjoying the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.
Styling and making spaces come to life fuels Katie. She believes the spaces we surround ourselves with have a profound effect on how we feel and and experience our lives. Protecting the environment and animal welfare are central issues in Katie’s life, so she does everything she can to create amazing spaces with that in mind. She is a master pillow chopper, shelfie styling wizard, vintage lover, thrift store shopper and self-described cat lady.
After learning all about color, composition and texture as a floral designer, Tia decided to bring it all together in her position at Chancellor’s staging department. In addition to floral and interior design, Tia has been a farmer on Orcas Island, Washington and worked for celebrated chef Alice Waters. She loves disco balls, R&B music and her cat Bill.
June has always had a deep passion for interior design and creating fresh, innovative spaces. With every project her goal is to inspire, to create a space that tells a story. She believes in quality, service and authenticity. As a “food-enthusiast”, she typically spends her weekends coming up with new recipes and planning her next trip. However, she will never say no to a lazy Sunday in bed with her 3 cats.
With over 8 years of warehouse experience, Bryan brings a calm, thoughtful approach to our warehouse and our team. Whether he’s coaching youth basketball or pursuing his passion of making music, he seeks harmony and creativity. A native Californian, he moved his young family to Portland and fully intends to explore the outdoors at every chance with his two beautiful daughters.
As a crew leader for the past five years at Valvoline, one of 12 siblings, and a father of three boys – Cody is well versed in problem-solving, patience and perseverance. A welcome addition to our team, this native Oregonian enjoys working hard, seeing gorgeous homes of all sizes and going the extra mile for teammates and clients, alike. When he isn't making things happen at stages, he enjoys spending time with his wife, sons and friends.